Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"Return to Aelsu" Cover!

Here it is, loyal readers! Feast your eyes on the Return to Aelsu official cover!!!!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kansas!(And somewhat on the Avengers)

I'm home! Yes!! Finally!!
This is the reaction I had last night(or this morning) at 4 AM. I don't mean to diss Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and other states, but Kansas is home. And we're back. It's been a long month, and school starts soon. Why have we gone to the aforementioned place, might you ask? Missouri—my best friend lives in Missouri.
Iowa—Muscatine is where we used to live, so we had a few fundraising dessert things there and randomly played Super Smash Bros Melee with our friend.
Nebraska—Some old Iowa friends moved there, so we went to visit them.
North Carolina—Missionary training! 'Twas fun. But hard to say goodbye. I nearly cried over a can of 3-bean salad because it tasted like something I ate there with Caris and Mikayla.
We're home, now! But more travelling looms ahead. O_O

What do I mean by: (And somewhat on the Avengers), do you wonder? I had the chance to watch The Avengers while in Iowa. It was awesome. Afterwards, I went to Wal-Mart and bought an Avengers shirt. But everyone tells me it looks like a Hunger Games shirt and that makes me kind of mad. Perhaps very mad. Quite mad. Horribly mad. I should just leave this at “mad”.

Did I mention earlier the fact that Project ASKIO was not going to be available for sale once I get my copies? Change of plans! The offer expired, but beforehand I managed to convince someone in NaNoWriMo to tell me how to get the copies, since my code actually malfunctioned and refused to work. So, I was told that I would get the free copies once I made my story available for sale. So I will be selling it! I must bid you all farewell now, though.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Villain Tag

Leilani tagged me. So here goes.

(1.) Who is your favorite (or main) villain of the book/series you are writing, and how would you describe his/her character?
I would have to pick Aracora Irene DeathSeeker from The Heirs of Jaydill. Aracora starts out as an assassin, but as the book moves on, it gets easier to see her grappling for the throne, and it shows that she is the true villain, not Deryck. Aracora is just plain evil. She greatly enjoys the pain of others, somewhat because of the pain that people like them had caused her. She relished her job before her grapple for power, mostly because she killed people. She used her position to analyze how her employers reacted to certain things, thus helping her rise being well-planned.

(2.) What special powers (if any) does this villain have?
Aracora is one of the last of a dwindling race, the Shape-Shifters. She is adept with poisons, and can get inside other people's minds. If injured while in one form, she can shift to another and be healed by the power of the shift.

(3.) What was your inspiration for the character?
That's a rather interesting question to ask. Aracora at first seemed thrown in there, but I think she was inspired loosely by the assassin that Jango Fett hired to kill Padme in Episode II of Star Wars. But other than that, she's a character on her own, not influenced by other things.

(4.) Of all the villains in your book/series, what distinguishes this villain from the others?
Aracora has been humbled before, so her pride isn't as tall as other villains. Deryck, the secondary villain, has always held that position of power, so if I were to compare Aracora to him, she would come out as the better. She actually can greatly defend herself, and can accomplish many jobs herself that he would have others do. 

(5.) Even though this character is on the side of evil, what trait does this villain posses that you admire?   
Aracora is strong. She stands in places that I would cower. And yet... she has a conscience. She does not kill mindless. She reminds herself day-after-day of those she has killed. And she, if anyone can even believe this, says sorry.

(6.) What lessons can be learnt from the character’s story? 
Evil will always fall, and when it does, it is a long fall, and it hurts to hit the bottom.

(7.) If you had the opportunity to meet your villain, would you do so? 

Uh... I'd have to decline. She'd kill me.

There you have it. And I hope you enjoyed that.
I tag:
Jag Swiftstorm


Monday, August 12, 2013

The 12th Doctor

So we have a new doctor. Peter Capaldi.

"In Torchwood: Children of Earth, the always-brilliant Capaldi played John Frobisher, the British Home Office Secretary who becomes a tragic figure when confronted with an unspeakable choice. Capaldi is best-known for playing the profane and monstrous PR guru Malcolm Tucker on the political comedy The Thick Of It, which has been commissioned for a fourth season. Last winter, he played against type as one of the Magi in the BBC’s adaptation of The Nativity (see pic).
Peter Capaldi has been announced as the Twelfth Doctor, succeeding Matt Smith as star of Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star is the same age that William Hartnell was when he first appeared in the TARDIS back in 1963. The actor is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker, the cantankerous and foul-mouthed spin doctor from The Thick Of It, as well his role on the ’60s BBC newsroom saga The Hour.
And he’s appeared on Doctor Who already, as Caecilius in the Season 4 episode “The Fires of Pompeii”:
And he had an additional appearance in a different role, as the tragic John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth.
If you want to see the full profundity of Capaldi’s tremendous gifts of emotion, look no further than his role as the hard-edged head of news Randall Brown on the dearly departed The Hour.
And then there’s his signature role as the extravagantly NSFW Malcolm Tucker, which he also played in the Thick Of It film, 2009′s In the Loop.
And for a kick, Capaldi in his first major film role, aged 25 opposite Burt Lancaster, in the 1983 Scottish dramedy Local Hero." 
What does he look like?
'Nuff said.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Interesting Tag

1. If the main villain of your favorite book/movie/TV series showed up on your 
front doorstep, what would you do? (Explain who it is first...)
Villain. I would pick Aaron from Amanda L. Davis' Cantral Chronicles. Aaron is a Councilmember, and he is hunting down main character Monica because he believes her a threat. Monica had succeeded to shut down the Cantral and Cillineese computers. Aaron hates her, even though he is her uncle. 
If Aaron showed up on my doorstep, I'd punch him, criticize his rash actions, and tell him to be nice. Then I'd tie him up, hoping Simon or Monica or Aric showed up.

2. Now supposing the heroes opposite this villain showed up just after your 
exchange. What would you do then?
I'd show Monica and Simon where I tied up Aaron and then hand him over to Simon. I would shake their hands, get their autographs, then go fangirl.
3. So... moving on, the heroes defeat the villain (with some help from you, of 
course- whatever it may be. ;) But the next day, you're just walking along, 
minding your own business, when you suddenly come across the same villain... 
who is now lying in the dust severely wounded and unconscious. What do you do?
Aaron. Wounded. Unconscious. Oh my. This is hard. It would be so easy just to leave him there--languishing in the dirt. He'd deserve it. But what can I say? He might be evil, but he can change. Maybe I could help him. Maybe not. So I have two options:
Leave him there or help him.
I'd help him.
4. Now his minions show up and kidnap both you and him and take you to their \
universe (or version of your universe, whatever it happens to be.) Your reaction?
I would go: "Oh my Reesies--I'm in Cantral! This is awesome! This is epic! I can't believe it! Dude!" then when it so happened that I realized I was kidnapped and I didn't have a chip, I'd start praying. They would try to kill me for sure. But I've read the Cantral Chronicles so many times. So I'd break for it. Head for the air ducts. The Seen dorms--anywhere.
5. Your fantastic heroes have arrived to rescue you- but now you're faced with a 
choice. The villain, out of gratitude for your earlier help, (assuming you actually 
did help him when he was wounded) has offered you a chance to travel back to 
your own universe. However, the heroes warn you not to trust him. The only 
other way for you to get back home is to travel with the heroes on a long and 
dangerous journey... and there's no guarantee that you'll survive.
What. Do. You. Do.
I wouldn't trust Aaron, that's for sure. He breaks his promises. There's no doubt he'd turn on me and kill me. So I would take Monica and Simon up on their offer. 
Oh yeah. I'd travel in their world.
That said and done, I will tag:
And anyone who wishes to do this.